Legendary Uruguay forward Luis Suarez has tested positive for Covid-19 just days after playing Rangers star Alfredo Morelos’ Colombia side in a World Cup qualifier.

Suarez, 33, played 70 minutes of Uruguay’s thumping 3-0 victory over the Colombians on Friday, even scoring from the penalty spot early in the second half.

Atletico Madrid striker Suarez has registered a positive test alongside goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz and national team coach Matias Faral, the nation’s football association has announced.

Rangers star Morelos came on around the 60th minute of that game and spent ten minutes on the same pitch as Suarez.

But the ex-Barcelona and Liverpool striker obviously spent much longer mixing with Morelos’ teammates who in turn will go on to mix with the Rangers forward.

This obviously presents a considerable worry for Rangers who will be hoping that the coronavirus hasn’t spread into the Colombia camp.

As it stands no Rangers players are yet to be directly caught up in Covid-19 issues with the club nervously awaiting the completion of the international break to get them back on home soil.

Legendary forward Suarez will now miss Uruguay’s clash with Brazil whilst Colombia and Morelos will turn their attentions to Ecuador as they look to climb up the qualification table.

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos played in Colombia’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP) (Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s not the first scare Rangers have had during this international break either.

There were fears first-team full-back Borna Barisic would have to self-isolate after Croatia captain Domagoj Vida tested positive at half-time during one of their matches.

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